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Mar 15

7th Grade – March 15, 2015

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Hi, Everyone,

It was wonderful seeing so many of you at the Family Mass this morning! The seventh- graders continue to do a great job as they further their spiritual growth during Lent.

The class enjoyed working with watercolors and felt pens for two projects this week. They all found the “artist within.”

Some of the seventh-graders are still not bringing a lunch daily. Please be sure that your children are bringing a lunch to school each day if they haven’t ordered hot lunch. The lunch lady has reported that several seventh-graders are trying to purchase lunches every day, and she can’t always accommodate them.

The Accelerated Reader Program is up and running so please encourage your child to read, read, read, and take A.R. quizzes. With that in mind, please be reminded to initial your child’s reading log, and have your child bring the log to school every Monday. Your child should be reading at least 1/2 hour daily, and you should initial the log every Sunday, to be checked at school on Monday. This reading should be in addition to class assignments and is considered homework.  It is by reading that students become better readers!

We will read That Was Then; This Is Now by Hinton in the spring. I recommend purchasing the novel through Amazon or the Half-Price Book Store to save money.

Reminders:

Tuesday (March 17) gym

Thursday (March 19) 8:00 Mass; gym

Tentative Homework (March 16-20)

Spelling: Unit 11 vocabulary & commonly used words, Five-Sentence Dictation Test Fri.

Vocabulary: Unit 11, Review Game Thurs.; Test Fri.

Religion: Chapter 7 – Chapter Review due Tues., Test Fri.

Reading: Drama Unit – Romeo & Juliet; reading log due Monday.

Science: Atmosphere Unit, read & outline text 342-355, worksheets as assigned; March current event due 3/18.

English 6: Punctuation Review, test Weds.; begin “I Am From” poem, rough draft due 3/19; revised research paper due 3/24.

English 7:  Punctuation Review, test Weds.; begin persuasive research paper, topic due 3/23.

English 8: Sentences Unit – text 442-449; Persuasive Research Paper Unit – revised essay due 3/21; spring poem due.